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Runcorn and Weston Canal

The Runcorn and Weston Canal connected Runcorn Docks, by a junction with the Bridgewater Canals’ Runcorn locks, to Weston Point on the River Weaver Navigation.  The canal was 1.3 miles long, had two locks and was designed for use by Mersey Flats.

Map showing the Runcorn and Weston Canal

Waterway underfunding

Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.

Sustainable Boating

We want boating on canals and rivers to be more sustainable and – even though the current overall contribution to UK carbon emissions is very small – we want to help reduce emissions on the waterways.

Waterways Heritage at Risk

Britain’s canals and rivers are a unique, living heritage. But that heritage is at risk – from urban development, lack of protection, loss of skills and knowledge and climate change.

You can help Save Waterways Heritage.

Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.

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